Landlady’s Birthday Festival Beer List

Here are the guest beers for the festival starting Friday 28th at 12pm!

Brown Cow – Mrs Simpson’s Thriller in Vanilla (5.1%) – A multi-award winning scrumptious rich porter brewed with fresh vanilla pods complimenting the complex dark malts. A Thriller in Vanilla that packs a punch !

Empire – Strikes Back (4%) – A pale golden bitter with a hoppy aroma and good hop and malt balance, with a fruity citrus flavour. Very light on the palate and a good session beer.

Little Valley – Stoodley Stout (4.8%) – a rich, dark stout containing chocolate and crystal malt mixed with oats and wheat. It has a rich and creamy roasted flavour with notes of orange and citrus.

Nook – best (4.2%) – A well balanced, smooth, easy drinking Best Bitter. Offering floral aromas balanced by a smooth, malty palate.

Old Dairy – Gold Top (4.3%) – Combining Maris Otter, the best British ale malt, with malts normally used in the finest continental lagers gives a beer with good body, caramelised undertones and a distinct gold colour.

Abbeydale – Deception (4.1%) – A pale beer, made with fabulous Nelson Sauvin hops. Aromas of elderflower and grapes. Strong citrus flavours, especially grapefruit. Long lasting bitter finish. Very refreshing and packed full of flavour.

Bridestones – Dark Mild (4.5%) – An award winning beer, made with 4 English malts: Maris Otter, Chocolate, Crystal and Roasted Barley and hopped with East Kent Goldings. A creamy velvety mild with strong malt characters and an overall sweetness.

Daleside – Daleside Bitter (3.7%) – A medium brown, easy drinking session beer. A traditional mix of malts and hops gives a well-balanced Yorkshire Bitter flavour with a hint of sweetness at the finish.

Elland – Nettle Thrasher (4.4%) – This is a copper coloured traditional strong ale, brewed using six different malts and robust flavours from the combined use of English hop varieties. All this goes together to make this a mighty mouthful!

Bradfield – Farmers Stout (4.5%) – A dark enriched ‘black and white’ stout balanced by ploughing through roasted malts and flaked oats with a subtle bitter hop charcater.

Partners – Pure Gold (3.5%) – An easy drinking session beer combining four different malts, that give this beer a complex character. It is finished using target and fuggles hops.

Rudgate – IPA (4.4%) – Initially bittersweet, well-balanced complex fruit. Hints of citrus and a bitter, hoppy finish.


The Price Isn’t Right

TODAY I received a letter from Punch Taverns informing me that Ossett Yorkshire Blonde is now available permanently from Tingley depot. However, the letter didn’t mention the price so I rang Ossett Brewery to enquire. Our biggest selling beer is Saltaire Blonde so, as blonde beers are very popular here, I was excited at the prospect of selling another Yorkshire brewed ale alongside the Saltaire. Imagine my disappointment when I discovered that the Yorkshire Blonde, a 3.9% ABV beer, costs around £13 +VAT a cask more than the Saltaire Blonde (4% ABV). How can I explain to customers that a 3.9% strength beer retails at more than a 4% one? Consequently I can’t justify stocking the Ossett beer, even though I’d like to. A huge own goal from both Ossett and Punch in my opinion.


We are currently offering local businesses the opportunity to advertise in the pub and on this website.

For £25.00 a year your business will be advertised on a display board in the ladies and gents toilets, our table talkers and on this website.

Please contact us by January 31st 2012 to be included.

New Year’s Eve

ALL tickets for the “Hippy New Year Party” have gone. The doors open at 8pm and last entry is 10pm. We are looking forward to a great night with our regulars and friends and we are sure it’s gonna be terrific fun.

Please dress up in your best hippy garb and get in the spirit of the occasion. There is a free glass of “psychedelic punch” for all who come in costume!

See you tomorrow!

Those Xmas Blues

LAST night saw the last Monday Blues Jam of 2011 and what a great night it was! Big thanks to all the musicians who regularly support the jam night – in particular Lee Parry who holds it all together. Blues jam returns on Monday January 16th so we look forward to seeing you all here for another great night of music. We also plan to hold a 24 hour charity Blues-a-thon in March so watch this space for details of how to get involved.

Merry Xmas and a Happy Blues Year!

Xmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

TICKETS for our Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve parties are available from behind the bar. One ticket covers both nights. Come along and spend an enjoyable evening without being surrounded by drunken idiots! New Year’s Eve is our “Hippy New Year” night so get out your kaftans! Free glass of bubbly for all who dress up!

See you at the bar!

2-4-1 on meals from Monday November 21st

We are offering you a great deal on food from Monday November 21st-December 19th 2011. Two for the price of one on our entire main menu (cheapest meal is free). All we ask is that you book in advance, preferably by using the contact form on our website or by calling 01904 620410 during opening hours. You must book the day before you intend to eat and then all you have to do is turn up and enjoy!

Food is available from opening time until 7pm every day for advance bookings, and 5-7pm for walk-ins.

See you soon!